RAA announces community safety grants

RAA announces community safety grants | Insurance Business

RAA announces community safety grants

Insurer RAA has launched its annual Regional Safety Grants program this week, to support those directly affected by safety risks in regional South Australia.

The seventh consecutive round of grants is open to not-for-profit organisations, community groups, schools, and registered charities with a project or activity that improve safety in their local area. The grants range from $500 to $10,000, for a total of $50,000 in grant money.

Applications may be lodged from Nov. 1 until 5 pm on Nov. 30.

Shaun Ryan, RAA Insurance spokesman, said the grants have supported nearly 100 regional community groups since 2013.

“RAA has been able to support many deserving projects over the years that have involved bushfire safety, but we have also funded grassroots projects for road safety, security, medical equipment, and children’s education,’’ Ryan said. “Last year, we increased the maximum value for individual grants to $10,000 to better support bushfire prevention and other safety initiatives our communities told us mattered to them. More than $310,000 has been distributed to community projects from Streaky Bay to Naracoorte through previous grants and we have already had interest from our regional communities in the 2018/19 round.’’

Visit RAA’s website for more information, or to apply online.